The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Dressing Like a Dharma Bum
Have students come into class one day, dressed in the manner they could see Ray or Japhy dressed.
2. Trace the Route of Ray
Have students take a map and draw a line from one place to the next as Ray travels during the story. If possible, have students determine the distance Ray travels within the book.
3. Learning about Jack Kerouac
Loosely based on his life and times, Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums provides some insight into this famous poet and author...
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